Lesson Plan

Types of Verbs Review

This will help students recall previous learned knowledge on the different types of verbs
Objectives

Students will be able to...

...to produce a variety of sentences that can be carried over into various writing assignments

...to demonstrate their knowledge of Standard English when writing and speaking. 

Subjects
English Language Arts
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Grades 7
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Student Notes

1 Relationship to Unit Structure

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

This section on verb types builds on prior knowledge about the basic structures of English grammar and will help supports students’ foundation for grammar knowledge that students have yet to learn.  

2 Instructional Materials/Resources

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

Grammar Textbook

Whiteboard

Markers

Computer Lab

Google Slides

Padlet

Student Instructions

Grammar Notes

3 Anticipated Student Misconceptions

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

The greatest misconception that I can foresee for students is the use of linking verbs as action verbs. Linking verbs can be a tricky set of verbs when applying them as action verbs which can make trying to differentiate the two difficult.

4 Concept Prerequisites

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

Transitive Verbs: are verbs that expresses an action towards a person or thing (direct object)  Formation: Subject+Verb+Direct Object.

Intransitive Verbs: are verbs that expresses an action that does not have a receiver. Formation: Subject+Verb

Action Verbs: are verbs that expresses a physical or mental action.

Linking verbs: are verbs that expresses a state of being. They link the subject to the complement. These verbs include: "be" verbs, feel, taste, smell, stay, sounds, seem, remain,  look, grow, appear, and become. 

Helping Verbs: are verbs that help the main verb express action or a state of being. 

5 Introduction-Anticipatory Set

Activity: Conversing

As a whole class review the various types of verbs through guided practice. 

Go over the definitions of each verb type (See Concept Prerequisites). 

Together create sample sentences for each type. Leave these sentences on the whiteboard as a model for students

Examples just in case:

Transitive: I walked the dog.

Intransitive: He ran.

Action: She jumps the gap

Linking: You are nice.

Helping: You all will be suspended if you do not quit. 

Student Instructions

As a whole class go over the definitions of verbs and create sample sentences for each one. 

6 Instructional Activities

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Students will create their own example sentences. 

On the computers has students go into the already shared class slides. 

Each student will create a slide with their name in the heading and the samples sentences in the body.

The example sentences will use these prompts. 

  • Sentence with an action verb that is transitive
  • Sentence with an action verb that is intransitive
  • Sentence with a linking verb that is transitive
  • Sentence with a linking verb that is intransitive
  • Sentence that uses a linking verb as an action verb
  • Sentence with a helping verb that is transitive 
  • Sentence with a helping verb that is intransitive

The teacher will walk around the classroom perusing the students' sentence to make sure they are correct. If they are incorrect that the teacher will give actionable feedback so that the students can make corrections. 

Student Instructions

In the class's google slides, create a slide with your name in the heading and the sample sentences in the body.

Write sentences based off of theses prompts. 

  • Sentence with an action verb that is transitive
  • Sentence with an action verb that is intransitive
  • Sentence with a linking verb that is transitive
  • Sentence with a linking verb that is intransitive
  • Sentence that uses a linking verb as an action verb
  • Sentence with a helping verb that is transitive 
  • Sentence with a helping verb that is intransitive

The teacher will be by to make sure your sentences are correct. If they are not based off of the feedback given make the corrections. 

7 Wrap Up-Synthesis/Closure

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Once students are finished their sample sentences, they will logon to the class's Padlet to create a short story. This is the students' exit ticket. 

On Padlet the students will create a short story that utilizes each verb type. The subject of the story is free to the students. 

If a prompt is needed use: "Once upon a time..."

Once students have finished their short story and if there is time left than they can work on other assignments until the bell rings. 

Student Instructions

Once your example sentences have been approved by the teacher, logon to the class's padlet and create a short story. 

You can write your short story on anything. If you need a prompt use "Once upon a time..." 

Within your story you MUST utilize each type of verb. 

If you finish before the bell rings than you many work on other assignments quietly. 

8 Differentiation According to Student Needs

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

One student has an aide that travels with the student from class to class.  The aide will not be explicitly needed for this lesson but can help keep the student on task.

 Activity: using a hands-on technology-based activity instead of a teacher lecture to help review the concept of verb types. 

9 Assessment

Activity: Other — This is part of the Danielson Framework

The sentence creation activity will act as a formative assessment. When the teacher walks around and checks the students' sentences they will also do a formative assessment to see if students understand the different types of verbs. If the class is having difficulty with a specific type we will work together again as a class to work through the concept.

The exit ticket will also be another formative assessment to ensure that the concept of verb types has been retained by students.